Monthly Archive: March 2009

Mar 31 2009

Hangs around with men: check!

PZ reports on the Catholic Church’s ongoing war on Teh Gay. Specifically, this time it is Melbourne (Oz) considering testing priests for homosexuality. Those who “appear to be gay” will be given the boot. Of course, this is misguided. You don’t need me to tell you that. “Appear[ing] to be gay” is not what defines …

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Mar 27 2009

A Real-Life Flood (No Arks Involved)

click pic for larger view–seriously, it’s worth it! I was looking through my blog stats, and found a slow, steady trickle of posts coming from 97KYCK, a country station in North Dakota. Now… I don’t actually like country music (sorry), but I love 97KYCK. The picture above was on their homepage when I checked it, …

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Mar 27 2009

Does Satan Exist? (and does he organize debates at ABC?)

So last night on ABC’s “Nightline”–ostensibly a news program–the debate was fiery, and on a devil of a topic! Does Satan Exist? ABC apparently found the question important enough to organize their third national “face-off”. (Video and icky story at the link) But not important enough to actually address the question. Though they say that …

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Mar 25 2009

If I stand on these bodies, maybe God will get a better view of how pious I am…

Once again, PZ gets credit for ruining my morning. Sadly, my ruined morning is nothing at all compared to the story he shares. The deaths of 14 people–7 children, 7 adults–are being used to promote a sick agenda. God was punishing them, you see. Because the father of two and grandfather of five of the …

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Mar 24 2009

A Wing And A Prayer

PZ reports on a trial verdict just out. It stands in stark opposition to the efficient actions of the pilot and crew in the Hudson River emergency landing; today’s ruling finds pilot and several crew members guilty of actions which contributed to the deaths of 16 in a crash-landing in the Mediterranean in 2005. The …

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Mar 19 2009

Let Us Pray (No, Really, Let Us!)

Pee-Zed reports on a brilliant scheme–a company that, for a nominal fee, will take over that exhausting task of praying. That’s right, they will fold their hands and do nothing at all, so you don’t have to! $3.95 a month for the basic service, or $9.95 for 5 prayers a day! All the awesome power …

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Mar 18 2009


I’ve finally found the girl for me—the lovely HRP-4CIf only I could make her see how very happy we could be! Her slightly larger manga eyes can blink, or widen with surprise,Or narrow with the thought of lies, or sadden, though she never cries. She’s pure perfection, every part, a walking, talking work of artHer …

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Mar 16 2009

Research at the Creationist Museum

Over on Pharyngula, PZ has posted a viddy of Michael Shermer at the Creation Science museum, interviewing one of their research scientists. I won’t link the actual video here, because it is just so annoying. The scientist is utterly blinkered, and stays on her points despite Shermer’s rather tepid prodding. She studies bacteria, and the …

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Mar 15 2009

Speaking Of Faith

I turned on the radio yesterday, and caught just the tail end of “Speaking Of Faith” on public radio. The host, Krista Tippett, was asking for listeners’ stories, specifically regarding the recent Wall Street turmoil—“the moral and spiritual aspects of an economic downturn”. The show has produced a series called “Repossessing Virtue”, in which “voices …

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Mar 14 2009

The Digital Pack-Rat, Vol. 15

The objections to stem cell research are not all … rational. Everyone knows, we are working on the ultimate weapon—a gun, made of babies, that uses babies as ammo. No ifs, no ands, no buts, no maybes,Merely guns made out of babies–We need good guns, to go to war;That’s what we made eugenics for! I …

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